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Spyware and the state

The ethics of HackingTeam's deals with African governments are under scrutiny as more details emerge of the opposition politicians targeted

Africa Confidential has uncovered more about how HackingTeam dealt with its African government clients after researching the company's leaked correspondence. Some 400 gigabytes wor...


Bouquets and brickbats

Some well-aimed political points made President Obama’s tour a personal success but deep concern about US policy remains

As soon as Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairwoman of the African Union Commission, had told President Barack Obama: ‘Although we welcome you as President of the US, we also claim you a...


Hack exposes state spies

A leak of over one million emails has exposed African governments’ purchase of software to spy on and disrupt dissidents

For years, the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda have been cracking down on dissent, intimidating opposition leaders, arresting journalists and even firing ...


Goalfest in Addis

A UN conference on how to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals with a new programme looked mostly at money

Populated by sleep-deprived politicians and their entourages, non-governmental organisation activists and assorted policy wonks, the United Nations Financing for Development meetin...


A year of decisions after a decade of growth

As China slows down and the US dollar strengthens, will African governments try to diversify and industrialise their economies?

Africa, with its 1.2 billion people, will again be the continent that achieves the fastest economic growth this year but its monied cheerleaders will have pause for thought as some...

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Planning puts power first

By 2040, nearly one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa could have access to electricity, compared to 290 million today, a report says

Inreasing access to energy will 'turbo-charge' growth on the continent, the International Energy Agency says in its latest, long-range report, Africa Energy Outlook. It anticipates...


Special preview edition: Africa in 2015

Tougher politics and tighter money are in prospect as governments will depend more on national resources – we look at the year ahead

After a decade of progress, Africa's path to economic self-reliance and political pluralism is now strewn with obstacles. In many countries, reformers have stabilised economies and...

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Rules of commercial engagement

After twelve years of wrangling, the EU finally concludes bilateral trade treaties with 44 Sub-Saharan countries

The European Union – the continent's biggest trading partner – has now signed up most sub-Saharan African countries to bilateral or regional Economic Partnership Agreem...


Peasants against the pacts

West African small farmers' organisations oppose the European Union's Economic Partnership Agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). The Ouagadougou-ba...


Next stop, Rome

Senior officials from the African Union, European Union and United Nations were at the Police Club House in Khartoum on 13-16 October for the AU's Regional Conference on Human Traf...


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